Dec 28, 2012 7:30am EST
don't care how long it takes, i want to hear a safe and long lasting energy policy. >> reporter: the abe administration needs to define the legal role of the nuclear regulation authority created by the former government. the nra oversees nuclear safety but the full extent of its power and independence is unclear. >> translator: we'll check whether nuclear plants satisfy safety standards. but it's up to the utilities and the government to decide whether or not to restart facilities. >> reporter: prime minister abe's energy pledges currently lack detail. he says he'll decide within three years whether to restart reactors but he doesn't explain why he needs that much time. nor does he explain who will bear the cost of decommissioning nuclear plants if that happens. he also hasn't outlined a time frame and budget to expand the renewable energy market. >> translator:. most important issue is to restore governance on nuclear safety. it is a chance for japan to rebuild trust. the new administration should swiftly present a clear direction. they need to quickly state the energy portfoli
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
the website. >> we really don't see any problems. no weather that would slow santa down. he's pretty experienced. he knows how to get around trouble spots. >> the santa tracking program started 57 years ago when officers at the command began providing updates. many children called the phone number to try and speak to santa. that's all for this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us.
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm PST
don't stop these pedestrians. and crossings, who needs them? as for drivers, when they change lanes, they barely give a thought to other motorists. not a day goes by in chinese cities without a traffic accident. >> translator: when i am in a hurry, i cross streets even against red lights if there are no cars. >> translator: in china we have only one way to cross. if we all go at once, the green light is as good as on. >> translator: pedestrians have bad manners, but cyclists are the worst. they go too fast. >> reporter: chinese police conducted a survey of 10,000 people. they released their findings in november. almost 7 out of 10 people say they've ignored traffic lights. what did they do when people on foot tried to use a crosswalk without a signal? fewer than 30% of respondents say they would give the right of way and stop to allow pedestrians to cross. almost 40% say pedestrians should wait until the car has passed. as more people become better off, car ownership is soaring. chinese now own 230 million vehicles. compared to just five years ago, that's an increase of 50%. authori
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. but don't be fooled by the size. it's packed with the same full flavor as the original. >> mm! >> they love it. it definitely leaves an impression. >> i would like to take my mother and friends to try them. sometimes they get scared. big ones. >> they hope one smile bite would turn the shop into a big tourist attraction. the people here are adapting to the changing times. making their businesses more approachable in a variety of ways while maintaining the traditional spirit. nhk world tokyo. >> people in northeastern parts of the united states are struggling with severe weather conditions. here's more in the world weather forecast. >> the wintry mist is impacting the northeastern states. we see the cloud mass is moving along on the atlantic coast. on christmas day we found more. severe weather outbreaks. let's go to a video from there. a violent winter storm battered the u.s. on christmas day spawning numerous tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the southern states. a tornado struck mobile, alabama, causing widespread power outages and damaging structures. the storm triggere